Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» New England Nov 2017
by trolleydriver Today at 8:53 am

» Today's Harvest
by trolleydriver Today at 8:51 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by trolleydriver Today at 8:49 am

» Happy Thanksgiving All!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:26 am

» Birds of the Garden
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:01 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 3:44 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:33 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 11:55 am

» My new compost heap
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:20 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 11/21/2017, 11:55 am

» Alternative cover to straw for overwintering strawberries.
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/21/2017, 9:38 am

» First Frost!
by brianj555 11/20/2017, 3:27 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/20/2017, 11:29 am

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/20/2017, 8:56 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals 11/19/2017, 1:16 pm

» The Winter Journey and greenhouse plastic
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/19/2017, 11:14 am

» Tomato Questions
by brianj555 11/19/2017, 11:07 am

» N&C Midwest; November Already? 2017
by Scorpio Rising 11/18/2017, 7:34 pm

» BOOK GIVEAWAY #5 - ENDS 11/17/17
by brianj555 11/18/2017, 4:12 pm

» What I learned this year
by countrynaturals 11/18/2017, 1:45 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver 11/18/2017, 9:26 am

» First Tromboncino female flower
by countrynaturals 11/17/2017, 5:51 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 11/17/2017, 1:59 pm

» Free lunaria seeds
by hammock gal 11/17/2017, 10:12 am

» Plastic containers / trash cans?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 10:33 pm

» Mels book
by Scorpio Rising 11/16/2017, 7:04 pm

» Mid-Atl - Nov 2017 - Warming Up AGAIN?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 4:17 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:59 pm

» Goodbye to my SFG Raised Beds
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:41 pm

» Pickle recipes
by sanderson 11/15/2017, 4:12 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Tell me he isn't evil!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Tell me he isn't evil!

Post  couponmagic on 4/9/2013, 9:43 pm

I was finally able to plant my new (first time!) TT sfg Sunday. I came home from work on Monday to find little holes dug in the dirt and lima bean seeds on the top of the soil. I came home again today to lima beans on the soil... and ants on the other bed. I'm pretty sure I found my bean culprit.... Maybe he had gas? 🐷 He was smashed flat and appeared to be "creeping" about 10ft from my sfg. I covered it with tulle tonight... We'll see!



avatar
couponmagic

Posts : 30
Join date : 2013-04-01
Location : GA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell me he isn't evil!

Post  Kelejan on 4/9/2013, 9:49 pm

coupon magic, we wait with bated breath for the next installment of this saga. Very Happy
Seriously, I hope you get it sorted out.
avatar
Kelejan

Female Posts : 4998
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 82
Location : Castlegar, British Columbia

View user profile http://www.castlegarinkspot.ca

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell me he isn't evil!

Post  couponmagic on 4/9/2013, 10:09 pm

At this point, I'm amused! He looked straight out of a cartoon smashed flat on that stump. Hopefully the tulle will keep him out of things.
avatar
couponmagic

Posts : 30
Join date : 2013-04-01
Location : GA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell me he isn't evil!

Post  jazzycat on 4/9/2013, 10:20 pm

I just adore squirrels. They're so resourceful and crafty. And cute. Smile The ants would bother me more. I've heard they are near impossible to get rid of, once they get in the garden.

jazzycat

Posts : 596
Join date : 2013-03-12
Location : Savannah, GA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell me he isn't evil!

Post  Dunkinjean on 4/9/2013, 10:32 pm

I have squirrels that dig in my veg gardens also!
I keep the beds covered until the seedlings get big enough.
I also put plastic forks in the beds to try to keep them out... Very Happy
avatar
Dunkinjean

Female Posts : 675
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 63
Location : Central NJ - From 6A to 7A 2012

View user profile http://2jean@excite.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell me he isn't evil!

Post  couponmagic on 4/9/2013, 10:50 pm

Oh great idea with the forks Dunkinjean.

Jazzy, the ants definitely do bother me more. The squirrels are cute.. this guy has tons of personality. He taunts my dog through the storm door too. I'm hoping I got to the ants early enough. The sfg is on 2' 4x4 posts and it sits on my patio. I can't believe it took them all of 2 days. I sprayed the concrete and the very bottom of the posts where they touch the concrete. Hopefully, they wouldn't have had time to set up shop already.

I just moved here in November, I hope this isn't a precursor of things to come!
avatar
couponmagic

Posts : 30
Join date : 2013-04-01
Location : GA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell me he isn't evil!

Post  GWN on 4/9/2013, 10:56 pm

what a cute picture, it took me a minute to see him, he was so carefully camouflaged .... Smile
avatar
GWN

Posts : 2804
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 61
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell me he isn't evil!

Post  PVPind on 4/10/2013, 11:14 am

Back in my landscaping days we used cayenne pepper and moth balls to keep chipmunks, squirrels and deer out of the landscape and gardens.

Just a thought.
avatar
PVPind

Male Posts : 125
Join date : 2010-11-05
Age : 40
Location : N. Bloomfield, Ohio

View user profile http://www.pvpind.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell me he isn't evil!

Post  littlesapphire on 4/10/2013, 11:29 am

What an adorable picture! I can sympathize with you though. Thankfully they don't dig in my garden in the growing season, but every spring, I get TONS of oak trees growing in my garden. And I swear there are no oak trees at all in my neighborhood, so the little pests are bringing acorns all the way from other neighborhoods just to plant them in my garden. Hrump!
avatar
littlesapphire

Female Posts : 826
Join date : 2010-04-08
Age : 33
Location : Jamestown, NY (Zone 5a)

View user profile http://www.sanorigardens.org

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell me he isn't evil!

Post  cheyannarach on 4/10/2013, 1:47 pm

Maybe he is just trying to tell you that lima beans are gross, you should plant something else instead Laughing
avatar
cheyannarach

Female Posts : 2037
Join date : 2012-03-21
Location : Custer, SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell me he isn't evil!

Post  walshevak on 4/10/2013, 4:02 pm

Try cinnamon sprinkled the edges of the box for the ants. I had ants in my indoor orchids this winter and I sprinkled the cinnamon on top of the moss growing medium. Worked.

Some were trying to set up a colony on the floor under the table the orchids are sitting on. Lots of ants and egg casings. Cinnamon and within 2 days no more ants. Just a lot of discarded egg casings.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4362
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell me he isn't evil!

Post  Hoggar on 4/10/2013, 4:57 pm

Try some orange extract.

How to Use Orange Peels to Kill Ants
avatar
Hoggar

Male Posts : 307
Join date : 2011-03-30
Location : Salt Lake City, Ut

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell me he isn't evil!

Post  couponmagic on 4/10/2013, 9:19 pm

Thank you for the wealth of information! Hopefully I can get them under control. It's nice to see more natural options on the table. I will definitely be trying these. It's odd but I haven't seen a single ant mound in my yard Hoggar. I have no idea where they came from. I didn't get home until dusk this evening, but I didn't see them today.

Oh come now cheyannarach, Lima beans are awesome! Even my son will eat them! Any vegetable he will eat is awesome in my book.
avatar
couponmagic

Posts : 30
Join date : 2013-04-01
Location : GA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tell me he isn't evil!

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum